Best of the Year 2006

I edit three year’s best anthology series: THE BEST SCIENCE FICTION OF THE YEAR and THE BEST FANTASY OF THE YEAR anthology series for Night Shade Books, and BEST SHORT NOVELS for The Science Fiction Book Club. The Night Shade books are the first volumes in two new series that will make their debut in March 2007, while the BEST SHORT NOVELS volume will be the fourth in the continuing series, and should appear in June 2007.

I am reading for all three anthologies at the moment, and am looking for stories from all branches of science fiction and fantasy: space opera to slipstream, fairy tales to infernokrusher, or anything else that might qualify. If in doubt, send it. Please note: These are reprint anthologies so I am only reading material published in or about to be published during the year 2006.

I work on a very tight deadline, and need to see work as early as possible. With that in mind, the submission deadline is 15 October 2006. Anything sent after this deadline will reach me too late. If a magazine, anthology, or collection you’re in or you edit is coming out before December 31st 2006 you can send galleys or manuscripts so that I can consider the stories in time. No email submissions. I strongly suggest that authors check with their publishers that they are sending review copies out to me, as I don’t have the resources to follow-up every publisher to get material.

When sending material please put YEAR’S BEST on the envelope.

Jonathan Strahan
9 Merton Way
Morley WA 6062

PO Box 544
Mt Lawley WA 6929
AustraliaWhile I do not accept email submissions, I am happy to receive recommendations or information on publications via email. The contact address is jstrahan (at) iinet (dot) net (dot) au.


I am eager to see and be able to consider the work you are publishing. If you are producing a magazine, a chapbook, a collection or anthology with one or more original story in it, please let me know. While I do not accept email submissions as a rule, I am happy to talk to publishers about making exceptions where necessary. The important thing, for me, is to make sure that I get to consider the best science fiction and fantasy published during 2006.

** All correspondence should be directed to Jonathan Strahan.

*** I do not want to receive manuscripts from authors of stories from venues that it’s likely I already receive regularly (I get Asimov’s, Analog, F&SF, etc, but not Interzone, TTA, Postscripts etc.). And please do not send a SASE.

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